Meridian Star

May 1, 2013

Father killed, son wounded in Waveland shooting

The Associated Press
Associated Press

WAVELAND, Miss. — Waveland police are investigating the shooting of man and his 1-year-old son at the Coast Inn.

Detective David Allen tells The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/16ks0TB ) police found 22-year-old Khiry Thomas dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head about 8:30 p.m. Monday. Allen says the child survived and is expected to live.

Police believe Thomas checked into the motel Sunday.

Allen said police are trying to determine if the child was struck in the head by a bullet fragment or was shot. The case remained under investigation.

Coroner Jim Faulk said Thomas' death has been ruled a suicide.